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This Day in History

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Born on this day
1564  - Today is the traditional, though unofficial, date of William Shakespeare's birth. [more]
Australian Explorers
1873  - William Gosse departs Alice Springs on an expedition, during which he discovers Ayers Rock. [more]
1874  - Alf Gibson, companion to explorer Ernest Giles, disappears in the desert, resulting in the naming of the Gibson Desert. [more]
Australian History
2001  - Australian newspaper 'The Sydney Morning Herald' erroneously reports that the British Flying Saucer Bureau has closed down due to lack of UFO sightings. [more]
World History
1896  - Following Edison's invention of the motion picture, the first film is presented to a large audience in a movie theatre. [more]

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